Mar 14, 2013 3:00am PDT
laid down the lines that the obama administration has, if republicans won't give it all on loopholes a anything. >> but they will. >> if they do, then i think we are in business, because, you know, then i think there is something to talk about. >> i don't mean to speak for the entire party but, barney, i mean, you know better than anybody how it goes. you get somebody in front of the camera. you're in front of the camera and you're a first turn or second turn democrat from massachusetts, barney are you giving on entitlements? you say no. you ask me is a first or second-term republican? no, we just gave them tax increases. we are not doing it again. but then you get the cameras off and people say, okay i'll give you this, you give me that. taking care of the long-term debt is so important. >> i'm closer to you now than when you were a first or second-term republican. >> you like him more. >> he didn't say that. >> personally i always liked him. i would be asked by a reporter in the midst of a negotiation will you do this or that? i'd have to ask the reporters, how many votes do you have
Mar 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
think the obama administration should not take a leading role in negotiations. 26% say take a leading role. mika, that is a poll sthat show americans want us to lead from behind. >> tomorrow we're going to take a special look at ten years of war in iraq. veteran journalist bob woodward and iraq veteran paul reickhoff will be with us. >>> up next, what if anything did we learn today? >>> i'm meteorologist bill karins with your business travel forecast. a snowstorm coming for new engla england. a full-fledged all-day event on tuesday. especially the mountainous areas. we're talking about coastal cities not dealing with much. by the time the storm is all over with interior new england is going to have plenty of snow. in many locations, 6 to 12 inches. in the mountains, even more. with double miles you can actually use to fly any airline anytime. ♪ what are you doing? i'm saving one for later. my body keeps it warm. it's like a little hot dog steamer in there. go ahead, touch my chest. no. ♪ what's in your wallet? you got any mustard in there? ♪ what's in your wallet? you got any mu
Mar 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
disability claims at the v.a. over 700,000 are waiting more than a year. and the obama administration, the number of disability claims waiting over a year has gone up by 2,000%. if you're in new york or los angeles or reno, you're waiting over 600 days for the care and benefits that you deserve. that's why i'm in washington this week and that's why many iraq and afghanistan veterans are in washington. >> say that again if you will, paul. we've heard this, the numbers are becoming more outrageous by the month. what's happening at the v.a. is an absolute disgrace. please talk about, again, how long are wounded warriors having to wait for treatment and care in america? >> well, one of them with me here in washington this week is zach mccowan, he's been waiting 900 days. the system is broken, thousands of veterans are stuck in it. and nobody's really paying attention. we need the president's attention on this now. he's ended the iraq war, but he can't end the v.a. paperwork backlog. right now 97% of v.a. disability claims are on paper. in the year 2013, 97% are still on paper. this is a story
Mar 21, 2013 3:00am PDT
million. over 1 million for each of the 166 detainees. the obama administration says it's committed to closing gitmo efforts which have been repeatedly blocked by congress. >> not just blocked by congress. you can't just -- >> that's ridiculous. >> you're worried the people will get tortured and killed. >> no, back into action. >> you can't just release them. what it is -- we used to teach at the kennedy school when i was a professor there the difference. it seemed like a good idea at the time. the more people learned about it, they realize you try to do would make a bad situation worse. this is a good example of policy continuity -- >> hold on one second. $10 million. you don't have white house doors but $10 million being spent for a legal meeting complex where lawyers can meet. >> what are you for? opening it or closing it? >> you got the mlb -- >> i get they do have the mlb package! >> bob bowman did that for them. >> it's something. what else you got? >> i was going to talk about the pope but you went on too long. bantering about gitmo. >> what did the pope say? >> it's about sex.